While we've all been wringing our hands while trapped over here on this "side of the pond" (Atlantic Ocean) worrying about if and when the second dip of the Double Dip Recession With No Fucking Sprinkles™ would arrive, that clever old recession was slinking "across the pond" (Atlantic Ocean) to rear its ugly, stupid, money-sucking head in "Jolly" (not so jolly now I bet, ha) Olde Englande. From the NYT:

Britain slid back into recession in the first quarter of the year, according to official figures released Wednesday... The first double-dip recession in the country since the 1970s was mainly the result of a slump in the construction industry at the beginning of this year.

Please let us know if you figure out how to get out of that thing without starving, "mates" (guinea pigs friends).

[NYT. Photo: Dan Taylor/ Flickr]